Beautiful Details

Welcome back! What you see above is an art journal page. I started with a plan to create a card with my new stamp and markers from Altenew, but after many many hours of colouring, I couldn't bear to cut up the image. All the details were so beautiful that no matter which way I tried to cut it into an A2 card, I know I couldn't throw the leftovers out. So I ended up turning it into this, I hope this would be accepted as my project. 

Marika Rahtu taught this class; she encouraged us to use our markers for detailed colouring. She also instructed us to keep it all warm or cool colours; that way it would be a consistent and harmonious colour combination. Luckily for me, with this set of markers, all the colours are already in the right combination.

First, I stamped my image using my Misti; then I coloured it in petal by petal going back and forth many times so it would blend in. Then I placed a stencil on top and coloured it in with markers from the same set. I was able to use all twelve colours in Set E. I prepped the surface with the anti-static bag then stamped my sentiment and heat embossed it. To add a little shine and dimension, I went over the centre of both flowers with Clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents. I used my fingers to spread the embossing paste around the edges then poured gold embossing powder on top. I tapped away the excess, then using a heat gun I melted it. For the finishing touch, I stamped the date and spread some sequins across. This project was stamped on July 28th as it is a birthday gift to an extraordinary girl! This piece could also be a book cover or even a hanging wall art because of all the encouraging sentiments. 

Altenew supplies: Crisp Ink Jet Black, Artist Markers Set E, Courageous You Stamp, Watercolour Stripes Stencil, Misti, Embossing Paste, Antique Gold Embossing Powder, Sequins (Satin Gold, Antique Gold, Satin White), Classic Crest Solar White 110lb, Reflection Collection Roller Stamp.
Other Supplies: Glossy Accents, Clear Wink Of Stella, Heat Gun, Anti-static Bag, Versamark Ink.

Tips: You can use a paper towel to lift away any excess paint. Use a flickering motion to colour in. Test your markers on the paper to see if it bleeds then flip it over to see how much has gone through.

I wish you all a lovely day ahead.

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the dramatic stripes as a backdrop for your beautiful blooms.

  2. Lovely page! I adore that gold embossed sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  3. Love the colors! Great job! I like the detail of the embossed edge.

  4. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge - love the images and details...xoxoxo

  5. Stunning!! Look at those details! I wouldn't cut it too!
    Thank you so much for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

  6. Teresa: Your card is stunning! The flowers are colored excellently! And I love the little peeks of gold around the edging! Very elegant! Thanks for linking to CHD's mid July to mid August challenge! --Becca/new DT crew member for CHD


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